The Surviving Sepsis Guidelines can serve as a structure to help educate and create a set of recommendations on how to care for patients through this complicated pathway of shock. Designing a cardiogenic shock bundle could reduce the variability of care and possibly improve survival. Also, a more standard protocol would allow a review of the outcomes and a system to change practice nationally when new data or technology becomes available. This could create a continuous quality improvement cycle. Creating a “Surviving Cardiogenic Shock” system could help provide awareness for recognition of cardiogenic shock and advanced management alternatives needed at level one and two hospitals. The creation of cardiogenic shock systems of care would support smaller hospitals with a Hub and Spoke structure. Cardiogenic shock is not septic shock, but those in cardiology and cardiac critical care can and should take lessons from the Surviving Sepsis Campaign.
Burke, James MD
"Surviving Sepsis Campaign: Strategies to Implement in Cardiogenic Shock Management,"
Journal of Shock and Hemodynamics: Vol. 1(2)
Available at: https://digitalcommons.library.tmc.edu/josh/vol1/iss2/2